Clark College Theater’s 2018-2019 season continues with Godspell 2012, a remake of the original musical with contemporary references and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The play is based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, where a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using storytelling techniques, games, and comic timing. This production blends an eclectic assortment of musical styles, from pop to vaudeville, which brings new life to Jesus’ story and his messages of love, tolerance, and kindness.
Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on February 22-23, and March 1-2 and 7-9. All shows are in the Decker Theater in the Frost Arts Center on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, Washington. To access the theater, enter through the front entrance of the Frost Arts Center, go through the lobby, and cross the courtyard. The theater is on the southeast corner of the courtyard.
Tickets cost $20 general admission, $16 seniors, and $10 students with ID and alumni with a membership. Buy tickets online or at the door 30 minutes before curtain. I recommend buying tickets online, because often they sell out.
These plays features current students at Clark College and members of the community. I went to my first play there last year—Hair, the classic rock musical from the 1960s, and it was well done. Many audience members in the sold-out crowd contributed to the atmosphere by wearing tie-dye T-shirts, scarves, and bandanas.
The stage backdrop for the spring 2018 production of Hair at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes)